Changjiang Zhao

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Expression levels of human papillomavirus type 1 late genes are determined in part by an AU-rich inhibitory sequence in the 3' untranslated region on the late mRNAs. Fine mapping of the AU rich inhibitory sequence revealed that it mapped to a 57 nucleotide sequence, consisting of an AU-rich region containing two AUUUA motifs and a U-rich region containing(More)
Expression of human papillomavirus late genes encoding L1 and L2 capsid proteins is restricted to terminally differentiated epithelial cells. We have previously identified and characterized an AU-rich, cis-acting negative regulatory element in the 3' untranslated region of human papillomavirus type 1 late mRNAs. This element acts posttranscriptionally to(More)
Transcriptional gene silencing (TGS) can serve as an innate immunity against invading DNA viruses throughout Eukaryotes. Geminivirus code for TrAP protein to suppress the TGS pathway. Here, we identified an Arabidopsis H3K9me2 histone methyltransferase, Su(var)3-9 homolog 4/Kryptonite (SUVH4/KYP), as a bona fide cellular target of TrAP. TrAP interacts with(More)
The major 5' splice site of equine infectious anemia virus (EIAV) conforms to the consensus 5' splice site in eight consecutive positions and is located immediately upstream of the gag AUG. Our results show that the presence of this 5' splice site on the EIAV gag mRNA decreases Gag production 30- to 60-fold. This is caused by inefficient nuclear mRNA export(More)
We have previously identified and characterized an AU-rich inhibitory RNA element located in the 3' untranslated region on late human papillomavirus type 1 (HPV-1) mRNAs. This sequence is active in the absence of virus proteins and interacts specifically with cellular proteins, which presumably mediate the inhibitory activity. Here we have characterized and(More)
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